Somerset, PA
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Somerset is a somewhat small borough located in the state of Pennsylvania. With a population of 6,032 people and five constituent neighborhoods, Somerset is the 218th largest community in Pennsylvania.

Somerset is neither predominantly blue-collar nor white-collar, instead having a mixed workforce of both blue-collar and white-collar jobs. Overall, Somerset is a borough of sales and office workers, professionals, and service providers. There are especially a lot of people living in Somerset who work in office and administrative support (15.63%), sales jobs (9.60%), and healthcare (8.58%).

Compared to the rest of the country, citizens of Somerset spend much less time in their cars: on average, their commute to work is only 16.32 minutes. This also means that noise and pollution levels in the borough are less than they would otherwise be.

Being a small borough, Somerset does not have a public transit system used by locals to get to and from work.

The education level of Somerset citizens is a little higher than the average for US cities and towns: 24.74% of adults in Somerset have at least a bachelor's degree.

The per capita income in Somerset in 2010 was $24,887, which is middle income relative to Pennsylvania and the nation. This equates to an annual income of $99,548 for a family of four. However, Somerset contains both very wealthy and poor people as well.

The people who call Somerset home describe themselves as belonging to a variety of racial and ethnic groups. The greatest number of Somerset residents report their race to be White, followed by Asian. Important ancestries of people in Somerset include Italian, Irish, English, and Polish.

The most common language spoken in Somerset is English. Other important languages spoken here include Spanish and French.